Nick looks at brands, the stories behind them, what happens when they go wrong and how a good story can influence the lives of millions for the better. To talk about brands and PR nick talks to Russell Parsons, of marketing week, Andrew Caesar-Gordon, of Electric Airways and Chris Brown from Liverpool vision.
Russell Parsons, Andrew Caesar-Gordon, Chris Brown
Rita Lobo discovers how church groups are working together to tackle the lack of shortage of homes in London. Reverend Graham Hunter of the Citizens UK charity, explains how they have written a housing manifesto ahead of the Mayoral elections, and Michael Robson, chief executive of Andrews Estate Agents, are supporting a social impact project, Project 70, to solve this growing issue.
The Competition and Markets Authority has published its long-awaited "remedies". It says the report will fix the broken energy market and it follows a long investigation which found the ‘Big 6’ were over-charging loyal customers. Will Heinzelmann, energy analyst at Good Energy, joined Nigel Cassidy and Steve Clarke to explain the report and look at what will happen now as a result.
The Equality and Human Rights Council have issued a guidance on discriminatory job adverts. It says thousands of people could be at risk of being denied jobs due to these discriminatory adverts. @GECFrost speaks to Kevin Charles from Crosslands Employment Solicitors
Marc Shoffman discusses the topic of debt with Senior Network Coordinator for the Church Credit Champions, David Barclay, and Andy Burns, from organisation Capital Mass. He looks at the different ways small communities take on the challenge to campaign against poverty and inequality.
The Prime Minister has launched a £20m initiative aimed at helping female members of the Muslim community with their language skills in an attempt to integrate them into the community and help tackle extremism. The initiative urges an end to "passive tolerance" of practices which he says leave many Muslim women facing discrimination and isolation. Muslim women who fail to improve their English face being refused permission to stay in the UK.
Muslim women have been fighting back following those comments on Twitter with the ironic hashtag #traditionallysubmissive.
In this episode of Questions Of Faith we take a look at the positive contributions the Muslim Community make to the UK culture and economy.
Sue Dougan speaks to Richard Gillingwater (CBE), Chairman of Henderson Global Investors and recently appointed Pro-Chancellor of the Open University. Together they look back at his life and career through his chosen tracks.
Nick Peters hits the shop floor for another packed edition on workplace issues. This week, social mobility, the goal of productive work and enterprise, comes under attack. Nick Peters talks to Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the RSA, about the idea that social mobility could be cruel or even evil.
Digital skill levels among young people mean employers are finding it harder to get qualified staff and many young people risk missing out on good jobs - Nick Peters finds out more from Nigel Walsh at CapGemini.
The Prime Minister says he wants ex-offenders to have much more support moving from jail into jobs and productive lives. It’s already happening - Nick Peters discovers how from Jane Gould, a trustee of Christian charity CleanSheet.
And we head east to Vietnam to meet the "Digital Nomads", young people who are taking the idea of remote working to extraordinary lengths.
Rita Lobo and Marc Shoffman are joined by Shanza Ali from the Muslim Climate Action campaign and Jean Leston from Christian environmental group Operation Noah, to discuss climate change and whether it is up to faith groups to lead on tackling the issue, only on Questions of Faith. With guest Imam Mansoor Ahmad Clark explaining the significance of change in Islam.
Marc Shoffman, Imam Mansoor Ahmad Clark, Shanza Ali, Jean Leston